Long-term follow up of accidental parafoveal laser burns

Retina. 1993;13(2):152-4. doi: 10.1097/00006982-199313020-00012.


The findings after 12 years of follow-up evaluation of 2 patients who sustained accidental parafoveal and juxtafoveal Nd:YAG laser injuries are reported. In both cases, the fovea was not destroyed by the initial insult and early scar formation. Both cases demonstrated, after more than a decade, minimal visual deficit without significant late complications. In spite of early decrease in visual performance, the long-term prognosis for Q-switched Nd:YAG laser retinal lesions in which the fovea was not directly involved in the injury or its repair mechanisms is relatively benign.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Eye Burns / etiology*
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Fovea Centralis / injuries*
  • Fundus Oculi
  • Humans
  • Lasers / adverse effects*
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male
  • Retina / injuries
  • Visual Acuity
  • Visual Fields
  • Wound Healing